FANDOM


Sri Lankan cricket team in India in 2017–18
Flag of India
India
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
Sri Lanka
Dates 11 November – 24 December 2017
Captains Virat Kohli (Tests)
Rohit Sharma (ODIs & T20Is)
Dinesh Chandimal (Tests)
Thisara Perera (ODIs & T20Is)
Test series
Result India won the 3-match series 1–0
Most runs Virat Kohli (610) Dinesh Chandimal (366)
Most wickets Ravichandran Ashwin (12) Suranga Lakmal (8)
Dilruwan Perera (8)
Player of the series Virat Kohli (Ind)
One Day International series
Result India won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Rohit Sharma (217) Angelo Mathews (153)
Most wickets Yuzvendra Chahal (6) Thisara Perera (5)
Player of the series Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)
Twenty20 International series
Result India won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Rohit Sharma (162) Kusal Perera (100)
Most wickets Yuzvendra Chahal (8) Dushmantha Chameera (3)
Thisara Perera (3)
Nuwan Pradeep (3)
Player of the series Jaydev Unadkat (Ind)

The Sri Lanka cricket team toured India in November and December 2017. The original schedule had the tour consisting of three Tests, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty20 International (T20I) match starting in February 2018.

In March 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the dates for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy, a limited-overs tri-series tournament featuring Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. This is scheduled to take place in March 2018. The SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said that some of the scheduled limited-overs matches fixtures in this series would now be played in the Nidahas Trophy. The revised schedule of the tour now has three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. Ahead of the Test series, a two-day tour match was played between the India Board President XI and Sri Lanka.

In August 2017, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary mentioned that the Tests would be played in Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhi. The ODI venues would be in Dharamshala, Mohali and Visakhapatnam and the three T20 games would be played in Cuttack, Indore and Mumbai. Moreover, Choudhary said that a second reason for Sri Lanka's advanced arrival was the cancellation of the proposed series between India and Pakistan.

In October 2017, Virat Kohli was named as India's captain for the Test series. However, in November 2017, he was rested for the ODIs as well as T20Is in preparation for India's tour to South Africa at the end of the year, with Rohit Sharma named as captain. On 29 November 2017, Thisara Perera was named as Sri Lanka's captain for the ODI and T20I matches, replacing Upul Tharanga.

India won the Test series 1–0, after the first and third matches were drawn. India won the ODI series 2–1, their eighth consecutive series win since beating Zimbabwe in June 2016. India won the T20I series 3–0.

Squads

Tests ODIs T20Is
Flag of India India Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of India India Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of India India Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka

Hardik Pandya was initially named in India's Test squad, but was later withdrawn from the series to manage his workload. Ahead of the second Test, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan were released from the team due to personal reasons. Vijay Shankar was named as Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s replacement in the squad. However, ahead of third Test, Dhawan was added back in India's Test squad. Rangana Herath was ruled out of Sri Lanka's squad for the third Test, with Jeffrey Vandersay replacing him.

Ahead of the first ODI, Kedar Jadhav injured his hamstring and was ruled out of the series. He was replaced by Washington Sundar in India's squad.

During the second T20I, Angelo Mathews injured his hamstring and was ruled out of Sri Lanka's squad for the last T20I.

Tour match

Two-day: India Board President XI vs Sri Lanka

11–12 November 2017
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
411/9d (88 overs)
v Flag of India India
287/5 (75 overs)
Match drawn
Jadavpur University Campus 2nd Ground, Kolkata
Umpires: Pashchim Pathak (Ind) and Krishnaraj Srinath (Ind)
Sadeera Samarawickrama 74 (77)
Sandeep Warrier 2/60 (15 overs)
Sanju Samson 128 (143)
Lahiru Thirimanne 2/22 (6 overs)
  • Indian Board President's XI won the toss and elected to field.
  • 15 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding)

Test series

1st Test

16–20 November 2017
Scorecard
Flag of India India
172 (59.3 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
294 (83.4 overs)
Match drawn
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng), Nigel Llong (Eng) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Ind)
Cheteshwar Pujara 52 (117)
Suranga Lakmal 4/26 (19 overs)
Rangana Herath 67 (105)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/88 (27 overs)
352/8d (88.4 overs) 75/7 (26.3 overs)
Virat Kohli 104* (119)
Dasun Shanaka 3/76 (22 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella 27 (36)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/8 (11 overs)

2nd Test

24–28 November 2017
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
205 (79.1 overs)
v Flag of India India
610/6d (176.1 overs)
India won by an innings and 239 runs
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
Dinesh Chandimal 57 (122)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4/67 (28.1 overs)
Virat Kohli 213 (267)
Dilruwan Perera 3/202 (45 overs)
166 (49.3 overs)
Dinesh Chandimal 61 (82)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4/63 (17.3 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Dinesh Chandimal (SL) passed 3,000 runs in Tests and Dimuth Karunaratne (SL) scored his 1,000th run in Tests in 2017.
  • Murali Vijay (Ind) scored his 10th century in Tests.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind) scored his 1,000th run in Tests in 2017.
  • Virat Kohli (Ind) became the first captain to score 10 international hundreds in a calendar year and he also scored the most Test centuries as a captain of India (12).
  • Virat Kohli equalled Brian Lara's record of the most double centuries as captain in Tests (5).
  • This was Sri Lanka's 100th loss, India's joint-biggest win and Sri Lanka's biggest loss by an innings in Tests.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) took the fewest number of matches to take 300 wickets in Tests (54).

3rd Test

2–6 December 2017
Scorecard
Flag of India India
536/7d (127.5 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
373 (135.3 overs)
Match drawn
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
Umpires: Nigel Llong (Eng) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
Virat Kohli 243 (287)
Lakshan Sandakan 4/167 (33.5 overs)
Dinesh Chandimal 164 (361)
Ravichandran Ashwin 3/90 (35 overs)
246/5d (52.2 overs) 299/5 (103 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 67 (91)
Dhananjaya de Silva 1/31 (5 overs)
Dhananjaya de Silva 119* (219)
Ravindra Jadeja 3/81 (38 overs)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Roshen Silva (SL) made his Test debut.
  • Virat Kohli (Ind) made his 20th century, scored his 3,000th run as captain of India and his 5,000th run in Tests. This was his 10th century against Sri Lanka in all forms of international cricket in 2017, the most by one player against a single team in a calendar year.
  • Kohli also became the fastest batsman to reach 16,000 international runs and became the first Test captain to score centuries in each game of a three-match Test series.
  • Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay (Ind) made the highest partnership for India for any wicket against Sri Lanka in Tests (283).
  • Dilruwan Perera (SL) became the fastest bowler for Sri Lanka, in terms of matches played, to take 100 wickets in Tests (25).
  • Virat Kohli (Ind) scored his sixth double century, his third in 2017 and the most as captain in Tests (6).
  • Dhananjaya de Silva's (SL) unbeaten 119 was the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India.

Smog

During the second day of the third Test, the Smog in Delhi forced the Sri Lanka cricketers to halt play and wear anti-pollution masks. Cricketer Lahiru Gamage was reported to have breathing shortness. Nic Pothas, coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, reported that Dhananjaya de Silva and Suranga Lakmal had vomited regularly due to the severe pollution at the ground. There was a haltage of play between 12:32pm to 12:49pm, which caused Indian coach Ravi Shastri to come out to consult with the on-field umpires. BCCI president C. K. Khanna accused the Sri Lankan team of making fuss while Indian spectators called the team "melodramatic". On day 4, India's Mohammed Shami was also seen vomiting on the field.

Following the match, both participating countries criticised the choice to play the Test in Delhi with the high levels of pollution. The Sri Lanka manager Asanka Gurusinha said that both teams were using oxygen cylinders in their dressing rooms due to breathing difficulties, and suggested the use of air-quality meters in future fixtures. President of the Indian Medical Association, KK Agarwal, said that playing in such conditions could result in lung and heart disease, and recommended the inclusion of atmospheric pollution as a factor in the assessment criteria for a match.

ODI series

1st ODI

10 December 2017
11:30
Scorecard
Flag of India India
112 (38.2 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
114/3 (20.4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Simon Fry (Aus)
Man of the Match: Suranga Lakmal (SL)
MS Dhoni 65 (87)
Suranga Lakmal 4/13 (10 overs)
Upul Tharanga 49 (46)
Jasprit Bumrah 1/32 (7 overs)


2nd ODI

13 December 2017
11:30
Scorecard
Flag of India India
392/4 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
251/8 (50 overs)
India won by 141 runs
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: C. K. Nandan (Ind) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma (Ind)
Rohit Sharma 208* (153)
Thisara Perera 3/80 (8 overs)
Angelo Mathews 111* (132)
Yuzvendra Chahal 3/60 (10 overs)


3rd ODI

17 December 2017
13:30
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
215 (44.5 overs)
v Flag of India India
219/2 (32.1 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Man of the Match: Kuldeep Yadav (Ind)
Upul Tharanga 95 (82)
Kuldeep Yadav 3/42 (10 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 100* (85)
Thisara Perera 1/25 (5 overs)


T20I series

1st T20I

20 December 2017
19:00
Scorecard
Flag of India India
180/3 (20 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
87 (16 overs)
India won by 93 runs
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Umpires: Nitin Menon (Ind) and C. K. Nandan (Ind)
Man of the Match: Yuzvendra Chahal (Ind)
K. L. Rahul 61 (48)
Angelo Mathews 1/19 (3 overs)
Upul Tharanga 23 (16)
Yuzvendra Chahal 4/23 (4 overs)


2nd T20I

22 December 2017
19:00
Scorecard
Flag of India India
260/5 (20 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
172 (17.2 overs)
India won by 88 runs
Holkar Stadium, Indore
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and C. K. Nandan (Ind)
Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma (Ind)
Rohit Sharma 118 (43)
Thisara Perera 2/49 (4 overs)
Kusal Perera 77 (37)
Yuzvendra Chahal 4/52 (4 overs)


3rd T20I

24 December 2017
19:00
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
135/7 (20 overs)
v Flag of India India
139/5 (19.2 overs)
India won by 5 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Man of the Match: Jaydev Unadkat (Ind)
Asela Gunaratne 36 (37)
Jaydev Unadkat 2/15 (4 overs)
Manish Pandey 32 (29)
Dushmantha Chameera 2/22 (4 overs)


External links


International cricket tours of India vte
Afghanistan 2016–1720182019–202020–21
Australia 1956–571959–601964–651969–701979–801984–851986–871996–971997–982000–012004–0520072008–092009–102010–112012–132013–142016–172017–182018–192019–202021–22
Bangladesh 2016–172018 2019–20
England 1933–341951–521961–621963–641972–731976–771979–801981–821984–851992–932001–022005–062008–092011–122012–132016–172020–21
Ireland 2016–172018-192019–20
New Zealand 1955–561964–651969–701976–771988–891995–961999–20002003–042010–1120122016–172017–182021–22
Pakistan 1952–531960–611979–801983–841986–871998–992004–052007–082012–13
South Africa 1991–921996–971999–20002004–052005–062007–082009–102015–162019–202022–23
Sri Lanka 1982–831986–871990–911993–941997–982005–062006–072009–102014-152015–162017–182021–222022–23
West Indies 1948–491958–591966–671974–751978–791983–841987–881994–952002–032006–072011–122013–142014-152018–192019–202022–23
Zimbabwe 1992–932000–012001–022019–20


International cricket in 2017–18 vte
September 17' Australia in IndiaNetherlands in ZimbabweSri Lanka vs. Pakistan in United Arab EmiratesBangladesh in South Africa
October 17' Sri Lanka women in West IndiesWest Indies in ZimbabweEngland women in AustraliaNew Zealand in IndiaHong Kong Cricket SixesNew Zealand women vs. Pakistan in United Arab Emirates
November 17' Sri Lanka in IndiaEngland in Australia (The Ashes) • Scotland vs. PNG in United Arab EmiratesSri Lanka in South Africa
December 17' West Indies in New ZealandIreland vs. Afghanistan in United Arab EmiratesZimbabwe in South Africa
January 18' India in South AfricaPakistan in New ZealandUnited Arab Emirates Tri-Nation SeriesBangladesh Tri-Nation SeriesSri Lanka in Bangladesh
February 18' India women in South AfricaZimbabwe vs. Afghanistan in United Arab EmiratesTrans-Tasman Tri-SeriesWorld Cricket League Division TwoEngland in New Zealand
March 18' Australia in South Africa (ball-tampering scandal) • Cricket World Cup QualifierWest Indies women in New ZealandNidahas TrophyAustralia women in IndiaPakistan women in Sri LankaIndia women's Tri-Nation Series
Ongoing Intercontinental CupWorld Cricket League ChampionshipWomen's Championship

Previous season: International cricket in 2017
Next season: International cricket in 2018

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.